490369_4EDGE developer Mobigame has just released their multi-touch puzzler Cross Fingers. Cross Fingers is perhaps best described as a hybrid of TanZen and Blocked but with some additional multi-touch elements.

The goal of Cross Fingers is to combine the provided pieces into the silhouette provided. The pieces come fragmented in various shapes that must be recombined in just the right way to fill out the proper silhouette much like Tangrams. The added twist, however, is that all the pieces are not freely moving. Instead, they are housed in a wooden structure and must be slid past one another in order to make it to the final destinations. As a result, there is a puzzle aspect in figuring out how to move the pieces around properly.

The game really feels like you are playing with a physical object and comes in a very nicely packaged application. Aside from just moving the shape pieces around, there are also board elements that must be moved out of the way. These elements will spring back to their original locations so multiple fingers must be used to successfully navigate those levels.

The game comes with 120 levels across Easy, Medium, Hard and Pro difficulties and even offers an unlockable Arcade survival mode once you have solved the included levels.

We've really been enjoying the game. With fun gameplay and a ton of content in a polished package for only $0.99, it comes highly recommended. There is also a free Lite version available which includes 30 levels which offers a generous sampling of the game. A bit of warning, however, there appears to be a bug in the Lite version only that affects playability for 3GS owners. Mobigame appears aware of the issue, and the full version does work properly on the 3GS.

App Store Link: Cross Fingers, $0.99, Cross Fingers Free, Free

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  • MrMuesli

    Bought: ) I really begin to appreciate more games that fit the iDevice like a glove like this. EDGE was pure genius, and this, although a smaller project, is bound to be great too.
    Unrelated game but, I made the silly mistake of buying Battle for Wesnoth yesterday which needs some serious optimization to make it run acceptably on my Touch 3G, for 4.99! I honestly would have preferred to pay that price for Cross Fingers, and 99c for the dodgy BfW. Same money spent in the end, but you get my point.

    I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into this one: )

  • MrMuesli

    Bought: ) I really begin to appreciate more games that fit the iDevice like a glove like this. EDGE was pure genius, and this, although a smaller project, is bound to be great too.
    Unrelated game but, I made the silly mistake of buying Battle for Wesnoth yesterday which needs some serious optimization to make it run acceptably on my Touch 3G, for 4.99! I honestly would have preferred to pay that price for Cross Fingers, and 99c for the dodgy BfW. Same money spent in the end, but you get my point.

    I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into this one: )

  • http://www.glenncorpes.com GlennX

    I've really been looking forward to this, Downloading now!

  • http://www.glenncorpes.com GlennX

    I've really been looking forward to this, Downloading now!

  • Vat

    Damn, the lite version not available in the UK. Although the video looks delicious, and I might as well buy it!

    • Logicub

      Weird, I managed to download the lite version at lunch... But it's not there on iTunes now :-/ Busy downloading the full version now!

    • Rodriguez

      Light version also not aviable in the Swiss Appstore.

  • Vat

    Damn, the lite version not available in the UK. Although the video looks delicious, and I might as well buy it!

    • Logicub

      Weird, I managed to download the lite version at lunch... But it's not there on iTunes now :-/ Busy downloading the full version now!

    • Rodriguez

      Light version also not aviable in the Swiss Appstore.

  • http://Www.moistproduction.com Moist

    Controls need a little work, pieces need to snap into place better. Found myself accidently bumping pieces out of place while moving other pieces... Becomes annoying and frustrating very quickly.
    Otherwise so far so good :)

    • http://www.qwiboo.com qwiboo

      I need to second this. The controls are bit disappointing and don't feel smooth. Hoping for a fix in next update.

      Besides that I really enjoy this game and for the $0.99 price it is absolute must! :)

    • Ben!

      I disagree. I'm sort of glad that the pieces don't automatically snap into their spaces, because the game feels more tactile and real. When a game becomes that overtly tile-based, it becomes a lot more mechanical and less immersive. I much prefer this.

  • http://Www.moistproduction.com Moist

    Controls need a little work, pieces need to snap into place better. Found myself accidently bumping pieces out of place while moving other pieces... Becomes annoying and frustrating very quickly.
    Otherwise so far so good :)

    • http://www.qwiboo.com qwiboo

      I need to second this. The controls are bit disappointing and don't feel smooth. Hoping for a fix in next update.

      Besides that I really enjoy this game and for the $0.99 price it is absolute must! :)

    • Ben!

      I disagree. I'm sort of glad that the pieces don't automatically snap into their spaces, because the game feels more tactile and real. When a game becomes that overtly tile-based, it becomes a lot more mechanical and less immersive. I much prefer this.

  • Ahiru

    awesome, awesome and did i mention it is awesome?!

    oh yeah, having a lil bit of grip on pieces would make it even more awesome... (found myself bumping pieces here and there, small ones, that i didn't want to...)

  • Ahiru

    awesome, awesome and did i mention it is awesome?!

    oh yeah, having a lil bit of grip on pieces would make it even more awesome... (found myself bumping pieces here and there, small ones, that i didn't want to...)

  • kita

    This game is a steal for a buck :) I'm starting to become a HUGE fan of mobigame but I wish Edge could just stay on the app store. It just got pulled again :(

  • kita

    This game is a steal for a buck :) I'm starting to become a HUGE fan of mobigame but I wish Edge could just stay on the app store. It just got pulled again :(

  • panos

    anybody can help with wumbo level 24? i think is not solvable is it?
    panos

  • panos

    anybody can help with wumbo level 24? i think is not solvable is it?
    panos

  • joey

    24. normal level 30?? have tried a million times